Epitaxial films of the fcc metals Al, Au, Ag and Ni were grown by physical vapor deposition on Si and Ge (111), (110) and (100) substrates at different deposition temperatures. The epitaxial relationships and morphological features of these films were characterized by transmission electron microscopy and diffraction in plan view and cross section. Ag formed single crystal films on all substrates at all temperatures. Au and Al could be grown as bicrystals, and under some conditions, Al and Ni grew as tricrystal films. The morphological effects of diffusion at the metal/substrate interface are ascribed to diffusion induced grain boundary migration.